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Course Description

Principles and application of holistic land management. Trainers will be sent to interested groups /organisations or cooperations where on-site practical training will be offered.

Target Market

Aimed at staff training for groups directly involved in animal production.

1. Operational employees

2. Agri-Co-operations

3. Agri- and Wildlife associations

4. Students in Training.

5. NGO Project employees.

Duration

4 days in total; Two days in the growing season and two days in the dormant season.

Desired outcome

To equip entry level employees with practical understanding of land management principles.

Certification

Herding Academy Certificate.

Trainers

Christoper Maartens and Ryno Wagenaar

Curriculum

  • Introduction to Holistic Management.
  • Holistic Management – A common sense approach regenerative practice.
  • The 4 Missing Keys .
  • Ecosystem Processes.
  • Soil Food Web.
  • Biological Planning.
  • The 7 Principles of Grazing Management.
  • Management Tools in practice.
    • Rest – Total / Partial .
    • Animal Impact .
    • Herd Effect.
    • Fire.
    • Technology.
  • Holistic Planned Grazing – Theory
    and Practice.
    • Components of Grazing Planning.
    • Open & Closed Season.
  • Drought Management (Including some interesting predictive tools)
  • Ruminant Nutrition – Practical understanding and application.
  • Wealth Creation – A long term view
    to off farm investment.

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